NOTE: I don’t take on many commissions

anymore due to other interests, but if you’re

needing help with your project or music, the

timing is right, and the project is a good fit,

I’ll be glad to help however I can.


8 Ways I Can Help
 

  1. Score for Film, Television or Jingles

  2. Commissioned Composition

  3. Orchestrating

  4. Arranging

  5. Recording Piano/Keyboard Tracks

  6. Sequencing & Programming

  7. Music Transcribing

  8. Copying / Engraving


More information and pricing is below.  Demos are in the music player to the right.  




Score for Film, Television or Jingles

Need to capture the emotion of your feature film or television episode with the right musical score?  Or maybe your needs are for attention-grabbing 15-, 30-, and 60-second radio spots.  


Call me and tell me about your project, what you are envisioning, and we’ll capture the emotion of your project.  


Fee:  Negotiable flat rate for the project.


Be Prepared to Discuss:

  1. Estimate of total minutes of music needed

  2. Schedule & Deadline

  3. Live musicians, electronic score, or a combination

  4. Publishing (ownership of music)

  5. Soundtrack album royalties (if applicable)




Commissioned Work / Composition

Have a wedding or other celebratory event approaching and want to leave people talking about it long after it’s over? 


Whether your needs are for powerful, soaring brass...rich, lush strings...a simple romantic piano piece...an exhilirating organ processional, have music composed exclusively for your event.


Fee:  See Fee Schedule below.






Instrumentation & Orchestration

The possibilities are endless as far as instrumentation is concerned, so if you have an idea in mind for combination of instruments, we’ll discuss it together.  Additional instruments will mean additional costs in terms of both, composing fees and musician fees.




Orchestrating

Have a piece of music that is just begging for the right orchestration and instrumentation?  


Send it to me and we’ll have it soaring in no time.


Instrumentation & Orchestration

The possibilities are endless as far as instrumentation is concerned, so if you have an idea in mind for combination of instruments, we’ll discuss it together.  Additional instruments will mean additional costs in terms of both, composing fees and musician fees.


Fee:  See Fee Schedule below.




Arranging

Have a recording or piece of music you need arranged in a specific way or for specific instrumentation? 


Shoot it to me and your musicians will be rehearsing their parts in the next day or two.


Fee:  See Fee Schedule below.




Recording Piano/Keyboard Tracks

Have a recording you’re working on and need piano or keyboard tracks? 


Shoot me your click track and rough mix along with a chart or score, and I’ll send your tracks back in whatever audio file format you need.


Fee:  $120 (2-hour minimum) plus $60 per hour




Sequencing & Programming

Wish you could record with a full orchestra but don’t have a large enough budget? 


I can record it for you using my sample library.
(East-West Platinum Symphonic Orchestra, Storm Drums II, Quantum Leap Pianos, Garritan Orchestra, plus much more)


Fee:  $120 (2-hour minimum) plus $60 per hour




Music Transcribing

Have a recording of an awesome song, but can’t find the sheet music anywhere? 


Shoot it to me and your musicians will be rehearsing their parts in the next day or two.


Fee:  See Fee Schedule below.




Copying / Engraving

Do you have a handwritten song scribbled out on paper and need it to look as good as published? 


Scan it and send it to me and I’ll send back a professionally-engraved version of your work.


Fee:  See Fee Schedule below.





Fee Schedule

Estimates for most of the above categories can be used with the following table (except Performance/Appearance, Recording, and Sequencing & Programming)


Rates are per vertical bar/measure.




How to calculate line usage

  1. Piano consisting of two staves––left hand and right hand––equals two lines.

  2. Organ consisting of three staves––left hand, right hand and pedal––equals three lines.

  3. Rhythm or Guitar consisting of chords and notation/rhythm slashes equals two lines.

  4. Drums equal one line.

  5. Percussion equals one line for each instrument staff.

  6. Harp and Celesta equals two lines.

  7. Brass and Woodwind equals one line per instrument, even when block written.

  8. Choral and Vocals equal one line for each vocal part, even when block form.

  9. Lyrics equal one line.

  10. A typical Sheet Music Score consisting of three staves: left hand, right hand, chords, vocal line and lyric line equals five lines.


Terms and Conditions

  1. 1.The above rates are a guideline.  For larger commissions, a fixed fee can be negotiated.

  2. 2.Rates for commissions include jingles, films, television, recordings and special events.

  3. 3.For high profile commissions, a zero fee or reduced fee can be negotiated in exchange for producer’s points, royalties, mechanical copyright, and/or other revenue streams.

  4. 4.Credits for roles such as “Arranger, Producer” applicable for film, video, documentary and other moving image media shall be clearly visible immediately beneath that of Composer and of appropriate prominence.

  5. 5.Some works submitted for arranging attract copyright royalties.

  6. 6.The Intellectual Property of all commissions remains with the Composer.

  7. 7.Any creative contribution over and above orchestration, shall attract an additional agreed amount.

  8. 8.Compressed samples of ongoing work may be viewed in progress at mutually convenient times.

  9. 9.The finished commission will be surrendered to the client upon receipt of all moneys owing.

  10. 10.Payment terms are generally 1/3 of the total in advance, 1/3 on completion of half the work, and the final 1/3 when completed to the client’s satisfaction.

  11. 11.American Express, Mastercard and Visa are acceptable.

  12. 12.There is no charge for travel unless it exceeds 60 minutes duration per day, or involves special transportation costs.

  13. 13.Consultation is generally free, provided that it directly relates to the commission.



Payment

Payment may be made by check, bank transfer, or securely online using a major credit card via Paypal.




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